Senior National Party MP Todd McClay, who’s been part of Christopher Luxon’s “brains trust” – a group of trusted advisers – appeared to think there could still be a chance of the unofficial Wednesday deadline being met.
I think anytime Todd McClay is considered part of a “brains trust” you are in terrible danger of becoming ironic. Todd is part of a “brains trust” the way a brain hungry zombie in a maternity ward is part of a “brains trust”, in that you can trust Todd to eat your brains.
Meanwhile the dance of the 7 veiled threats continues with Shane Jones warning negotiations were at the crunchy level as the worst threesome in NZ political history continue their Black Widow mating ritual.
The diametric policy differences will produce a buffet of dead rats that will lead to the same incrementalism that doomed Labour.
The full bite of the new mortgage rates many first time home buyers are rolling onto is denting hospitality, advertising slumps is destroying media and inflation keeps a new rate rise before Christmas a possibility.
600 000 require Food Banks each month, 300 000 face energy and housing poverty, 24 717 languish on the social housing wait list and the planet is melting.
Meanwhile the smartest Right wing politician to ever hold office, Chris Finlayson, is crystal clear that ACTs race baiting referendum will tear this country asunder…
Former National Government Minister Chris Finlayson has told David Seymour it would be “a disaster” if ACT’s proposed Treaty referendum goes ahead.
Finlayson was the Attorney General and Treaty Negotiations Minister under the John Key-led Government.
He stopped to talk to Stuff about the negotiations this afternoon, saying that if the parties agreed to a referendum on the Treaty of Waitangi it would “bring all the nutcases out” and cause division.
“It would be a bit of a disaster really, and I like David Seymour and have told him so,” Finlayson said.
“It would bring all the nutcases out of the woodwork… and it would cause unnecessary division.”
Finlayson said there was no reason for a Treaty principles referendum, and said he’d told Seymour it was a bad idea.
…when bloody Chris Finlayson can see it, COME ON!
Unfortunately because ACT/National/NZFirst are so politically incompatible, all they will have to woo the electorate with are symbolically stupid raw meat social policy ideas like paramilitary police force against gangs, throwing Kianga Ora tenants out onto the street, penalties for parents of truants, robbing workers of collective bargaining, robbing renters of security, punishing prisoners more harshly, kicking beneficiaries, drug addicts and the disabled off welfare AND a race baiting referendum!
All ACT/National/NZF will achieve are right wing revenge fantasies against those their supporters despise.
The idea this grudge fuck of a Government can last 3 years without imploding is optimistic in the extreme.
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